Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Mavs might be willing to take on salary for assets as trade deadline nears

    Clutch Points "When you think of NBA competitiveness, the Dallas Mavericks are probably not one of the teams that first come into your mind. The Mavs have not been very relevant since they won the championship in 2011. But they do have some promising acquisitions in Harrison Barnes, Yogi Ferrell, and Dennis..." January 16

  • Pelicans Main Competition For DeMarcus Cousins Expected To Be Mavs, Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "The free agency of DeMarcus Cousins is one of the NBA's most intriguing storylines of 2018 as the New Orleans Pelicans are expected to do whatever they can to re-sign him. "I think most teams around the league believe that the Pelicans will re-sign Cousins unless he doesn't want to stay there,"..." January 16

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Mavs Sign Kyle Collinsworth To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Just three days after waiving him from his two-way contract, the Mavericks have signed Kyle Collinsworth to a 10-day deal, according to an official press release from the team. Collinsworth, 26, appeared in only four games for Dallas while on his two-way contract, averaging 1.0 points and 0.5..." January 13

  • Mavs Claim Jalen Jones, Waive Kyle Collinsworth

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have claimed two-way player Jalen Jones, waiving two-way player Kyle Collinsworth in a corresponding move, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). The Jones transaction earns a place in NBA history as the first time that a player on a two-way contract has been claimed..." January 11

  • Who Are The NBA’s Best And Worst Scorers In The Clutch This Season?

    Dime Magazine "Being “clutch” comes to define a superstar, for better or worse, and it can be hard to shake perception from reality once a reputation is built. Take for example LeBron James, who has become one of the NBA’s best players in crunch time over the past seven or eight seasons but still gets criticized..." January 11

  • Adam Silver on not televising All-Star draft: ‘The goal was to improve the All-Star game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early indications the NBA wouldn’t televise the new All-Star draft were met with swift opposition from fans and media. Yet, the league isn’t budging. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, via NBA TV: Should there be a public selection? Now, I get it. Yes, it would be more fun if we had that kind..." January 11

  • Rick Carlisle Says The Mavs Need To Get Nerlens Noel Playing Time Once He’s Healthy

    Dime Magazine "Nerlens Noel‘s time in Dallas has been strange to say the least. He a rather impressive audition with the team after getting traded from the Philadelphia 76ers before hitting free agency with the hopes of getting paid. That didn’t work, and instead, he returned to Dallas on a meager one-year..." January 10

  • How the Mavericks are keeping their sellout streak alive, despite an uneven season

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It’s 5 o’clock on a Tuesday night in the middle of November, but fans are already piling into the American Airlines Center to see their Dallas Mavericks take on the San Antonio Spurs. The season isn’t even a month old and the home team is off to a miserable 2-12 start. Rookie Dennis Smith Jr.’s..." January 09

  • Mavericks pre-draft courtship of Frank Ntilikina was ‘ruse’

    Pro Basketball Talk "A photo of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and president Donnie Nelson with Frank Ntilikina made the rounds – aided by the Mavericks themselves – before the draft. Word leaked Ntilikina’s coach in France would coach Dallas summer-league team. Marc Stein of The New York Times: Yet it was all..." January 09

  • Rick Carlisle: ESPN article detailing LaVar Ball’s criticism of Luke Walton ‘a disgrace’

    Sportsnaut "The always outspoken LaVar Ball recently bashed Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton. Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who’s also the head of the coaches association, was less than pleased. Ball made the comments from Lithuania, where he was recently mobbed upon arriving. “You can..." January 07

  • Mavericks center says racial slur led to altercation with Warriors' Jordan Bell

    Sporting News "Warriors rookie Jordan Bell was at the center of two separate altercations with the Mavericks' Devin Harris and Salah Mejri on Wednesday in Dallas. The latter of which supposedly started when Bell called Mejri a racial slur. “He called me the N-word and I was not happy about it,” Mejri told..." January 05

  • Nerlens Noel On Track For Early February Return?

    Yardbarker "Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle provided an update on Nerlens Noel‘s recovery timetable today, indicating that the big man is two weeks away from stepping up his activity (Twitter link via Earl K. Sneed of According to Carlisle, if Noel doesn’t experience any setbacks, he could get..." January 04

  • Mavs’ Seth Curry was counting on breakout season. Here’s why it’s been ‘very frustrating’

    Charlotte Observer "Charlottean Seth Curry is no stranger to gratification deferred. He spent his first college basketball season (2008-09) at Liberty, before playing well enough to transfer to national power Duke. He wasn’t selected in the 2013 NBA draft, partly because of an injury, working his way up through..." January 03

  • LaVar Ball is the founder of the NBA, according to Google

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball just keeps on padding his resume. To ring in the New Year, a Google glitch has everyone turning their heads to answer a common question: Who founded the NBA? For the time being, if users google to find out who the NBA's founder is, it turns up none other than Mr. Ball. Ball, who was..." January 02

  • Dirk: Porzingis 'way ahead of the curve' compared to me at his age

    New York Post "Dirk Nowitzki is regarded as the best international player in NBA history. Only the sixth player to reach the 30,000-point milestone, Nowitzki believes one day Kristaps Porzingis will best him. The Mavericks’ 39-year-old legend called the 7-foot-3 Latvian “a walking mismatch.’’ “He plays a lot..." January 01

  • Rick Carlisle predicts Dennis Smith will become a ‘great player’

    The Sports Daily "Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. has already made his presence on the court felt just a few months into his NBA career, and is in the running for the Rookie of the Year award. Smith has averaged 13.8 points, 4.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds so far this season, and is a big reason why the team..." December 27

  • Lakers, Mavs had talks on Randle-for-Noel swap

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers are in an interesting situation as fourth-year forward Julius Randle approaches restricted free agency this offseason while playing by far the best basketball of his young career. Do the Lakers consider trading Randle and seeing what they can get for him while his value..." December 23

  • Meeting held to discuss tensions between refs, players

    ESPN "After Lee Seham, the general counsel for the National Basketball Referees Association, had grown increasingly dissatisfied working with the NBA on contentious issues between game officials and players, he called the players association's executive director, Michele Roberts: Let's get together and..." December 21

  • Ex-NBA player has toilet stolen from home during burglary

    Larry Brown Sports "Former NBA player Charlie Villanueva found himself in a bit of a sticky situation this week. In a post to Twitter on Tuesday, Villanueva revealed that his home in Dallas was burglarized and that all his appliances were stolen. Also included among the stolen items? Villanueva’s toilet. He..." December 20

  • Mavs Sign Kyle Collinsworth To Two-Way Deal, Waive Antonius Cleveland, Jeff Withey

    Real GM Basketball "The Dallas Mavericks have signed guard Kyle Collinsworth to a two-way contract. In a related move, the Mavericks requested waivers on guard-forward Antonius Cleveland and center Jeff Withey. Collinsworth (6-6, 210) has spent the past two seasons with the Mavericks’ G League affiliate, the Texas..." December 19

  • Mavs to retire Derek Harper’s jersey, only third in franchise history

    Sporting News "The Mavericks will retire longtime All-Star guard Derek Harper’s No. 12 jersey on Jan. 7, making him only the third player in franchise history to see his number retired, the team announced Monday. Harper will join Brad Davis (No. 10) and Rolando Blackman (No. 22) as the only Mavericks to..." December 19

  • Eight NBA players who have a real chance to be involved in trade rumors soon

    CBS Sports "Dec. 15 is known by many fans as the unofficial start to NBA trade rumor season. It's the day that players who signed new contracts in free agency can be traded by the team they signed with. Is that big target from the offseason not working out well? Put him on the block and see what's out there...." December 15

  • Dirk Nowitzki Encouraged By Health, Expects To Play Next Season

    Real GM Basketball "Dirk Nowitzki hasn't reached a final decision yet, but he is leaning towards continuing his playing career in 18-19. “I’m not going to say 100 percent I’ll be back -- but it’s looking like it,” Nowitzki said on Thursday. “I feel fine so far. I’ve played every game. I’d love to play all 82. That..." December 14

  • Nerlens Noel Doesn't Regret Rejecting $70M Offer From Mavericks

    Real GM Basketball "When Nerlens Noel fired Happy Walters in August and replaced him with Rich Paul, there were no new contract talks with the Dallas Mavericks. Noel rejected a four-year deal with the Mavericks worth approximately $70 million. Noel ultimately signed for the qualifying offer at $4.1 million for..." December 13

  • Mavericks Lead NBA In Home Attendance Rate, Last In Away Rate

    Real GM Basketball "The Dallas Mavericks lead the NBA in home attendance rate at 102.8 percent of capacity, but have the league's worst road attendance rate. The average attendance when Dallas plays on the road is just 86 percent of capacity. The Mavericks have sold out every home game since Dec. 15, 2001. One..." December 12

  • Who's on the hot seat? Evaluating job security of every NBA coach

    Sporting News "When Phoenix gave the pink slip to Earl Watson in October, it ended a remarkable stretch of NBA coaching stability. Before the move to replace Watson, it had been a year-and-a-half since the league last had a coach get fired. Since then, we’ve already had another firing, a stunner that saw..." December 12

  • Rick Carlisle Says There’s No Timetable for Dennis Smith Jr’s Return from Hip Strain

    SLAM Online "Dennis Smith Jr injured his left hip on Wednesday night in the Mavs’ 97-90 loss to the Celtics. He experienced soreness the day after and then sat out of practice on Friday. He was reportedly in good spirits, however. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said today that “[Smith Jr] getting 100 percent..." December 11

  • Rumor: LeBron and Noel plot teaming up, maybe with Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nerlens Noel looks unhappy in Dallas. He rejected a contract from the Mavericks last summer that would have paid $17.5 annually to take his qualifying offer, and nearly every player who has accepted his qualifying offer has changed teams at first opportunity. Noel was out of the rotation,..." December 08

  • Report: NBA to establish G-League franchise in Mexico as soon as possible

    Larry Brown Sports "In an effort to expand its product internationally, the NBA is reportedly starting a G-League franchise south of the border. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Thursday that the NBA intends to “move quickly” to establish a team in Mexico, with play potentially beginning as early as..." December 07

  • Kyrie Irving downplays in-game spat with Dennis Smith

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving and Dennis Smith Jr. got into a bit of a scrap during Wednesday’s game, but the former wasn’t sweating it too much afterwards. Smith came at Irving with some choice words after being fouled in the first quarter of his Dallas Mavericks’ eventual 97-90 loss to Irving’s Boston Celtics." December 07

  • Rick Carlisle Finally Has A Reason To Not Play Nerlens Noel

    Dime Magazine "From the moment the New Orleans Pelicans drafted Nerlens Noel with the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, the former Kentucky forward has run into an unfortunate string of bad luck. He was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers on draft night during the early days of The Process, and while that..." December 07

  • NBA's TV viewership up 32%, highest since 2010-2011 season

    USA Today "Whether it was this summer’s unprecedented player movement or the NBA’s abundance of intriguing story lines, the league's television ratings are up substantially from last season. Between ESPN, TNT and NBA TV, the league’s viewership is up 32% this season and averaging 1.4 million viewers..." December 05

  • The NBA Has Been Making Behind The Scenes Moves For The Legalization Of Sports Gambling

    Uproxx "The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Christie v. NCAA on Monday, better known as the sports betting legalization case. Gambling, particularly on sports, was once taboo, but has now become part of the sports fan’s lexicon and a ubiquitous presence around sports coverage. A look at..." December 04

  • Mavericks don't like Noel's work ethic

    Sports Day "It's probably happened before, but the sight of a 6-11 center on the active roster strolling into the media dining area at halftime of a game to get a hot dog certainly was out of the norm Saturday afternoon. Hey, Nerlens Noel's body was telling him it was lunch time. Such is how the body clock..." December 03

  • Rumor: Mavericks don’t see Nerlens Noel as hard worker

    Pro Basketball Talk "These aren’t the first rumblings about Nerlens Noel‘s attitude. They’re just the loudest since the Mavericks traded for him. Newy Scruggs for The Dallas Morning News: My sources tell me that Nerlens Noel is not known as a hard worker. I’m told he doesn’t have a sense of hard play and..." November 30

  • Mavs’ Seth Curry Not Close To Return

    Hoops Rumors "Mavericks guard Seth Curry, who continues to recover from a stress fracture in his leg, is still not close to returning to the court, head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters on Tuesday. Carlisle indicated that he won’t provide another update on Curry’s status until December 11, suggesting that the..." November 29

  • 25 Players Still On Non-Guaranteed 2017/18 Salaries

    Hoops Rumors "There are 25 players around the NBA playing on 2017/18 salaries that aren’t yet fully guaranteed. While having those salaries guaranteed will be a mere formality for some players, others may be at risk of losing their roster spot with decision day nearing. If teams keep non-guaranteed players..." November 23

  • David Lee retires from the NBA after 12 seasons "David Lee announced his retirement after 12 years in the league on Instagram. Lee played for five different teams during his career, and won a championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015 as a key reserve during those Finals. Lee, who was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 30th..." November 20

  • Jason Terry explains why Mavs didn’t draft Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks were one of 14 unlucky teams to pass on Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2013 NBA draft. The Mavs had the No. 13 overall pick in that year’s draft — two picks ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks at No. 15 — which they eventually turned into point guard Shane Larkin after a couple of..." November 19

  • Mark Cuban in process to buy Mavericks’ G-League team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There will come a day, in the not too distant future, when every NBA team will have an owned and affiliated G-League team. It will be a place for them to develop young players — guys they drafted but need more run than they’d get in the NBA, guys on two-way contracts, and just players they like..." November 18

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • Draymond Green responds to Mark Cuban’s criticism over use of term ‘owner’

    San Francisco Chronicle "Speaking Thursday afternoon to a standing-room-only crowd at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Warriors forward Draymond Green detailed why he feels so strongly that “chairman” should replace the term “owner” in sports. “When you look at the word ‘owner,’ it really dates back to..." November 17

  • Mavericks To Sign Antonius Cleveland

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks will sign G League guard Antonius Cleveland to a two-way contract, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. Current two-way player Gian Clavell will be released to make room for Cleveland. Cleveland was in training camp with the Warriors before being waived in early October." November 16

  • Mavericks Exploring Upgrade Opportunities

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks entered the day with the worst record in the league and the franchise is looking to make improvements. Coach Rick Carlisle alluded to the team’s unbalanced roster being a primary reason for the poor start and he indicated that the team is in the market for anybody who can help them,..." November 16

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • Cuban Hopeful Nowitzki Will Play In 2018/19

    Hoops Rumors "Dirk Nowitzki is off to a slow start this season, with most of his numbers at their lowest mark since his rookie year. However, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tells Tim MacMahon of ESPN that he’s hopeful this won’t be Nowitzki’s last season suiting up for the Mavs. “I hope so,” Cuban said when..." November 14

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Why Rick Carlisle is playing Salah Mejri, Dwight Powell over Nerlens Noel

    Sports Day "As Rick Carlisle juggles his centers, trying to make time for those who earn it with the overriding focus being to win games, he had an interesting answer when asked what he wants to see most out of his big men. "Competitiveness, care factor," he said. "Commitment to winning. Doing dirty work...." November 13